Sunday, January 25, 2015

LootCrate Anniversary Crate

LootCrate Anniversary Crate

This was actually December's LootCrate box-and that means I'm super behind sharing my goodies, but I had to-I LOVED this box.  Probably one of my absolute favorite LootCrate boxes of all time-and for good reason. 

LootCrate Anniversary Crate
LootCrate Anniversary Crate
LootCrate Anniversary Crate
LootCrate Anniversary Crate
LootCrate Anniversary Crate
LootCrate Anniversary Crate LootCrate Anniversary Crate
LootCrate Anniversary Crate

Included in the box: 

  • Captain America Air Freshener
  • Dancing Groot Socks
  • Tetris Sticker Set
  • Ghostbuster's Door Hanger
  • Simpsons "Cast Mighty Wallet"
  • Batman Comic book Issue 36
  • The Joker Batman POP! Figure
Do you subscribe to any fun nerd boxes?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book Review: The Goddess Test Series by Aimée Carter

I don't usually review a whole series in one post, but I went through all five of these books in just about a week, so I'm going to review them all together.  I hope it's a good review for you. 

Synopses According to Goodreads:
The Goddess Test:
Every girl who had taken the test has died.

Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom - and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld - and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy - until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.

If she fails...

Friday, January 23, 2015

January Life Udpates

Miss Angie at My So-Called Chaos

It's been a little bit since I did an update on life, so I figure it's about time to check in and touch bases on where I am and how I'm doing.  Lots of stuff has been happening, but I feel like I've been doing pretty good keeping my head above water... Until the plague hit.  Yep.  I'm sick right now.  It sucks.
My So-Called Chaos: Personal LifeMy So-Called Chaos: Partying

Last weekend I headed up to Ken and Kristina's for Courtney's going away party.  Yep, that pretty little blonde girl in the middle there joined the Navy and left for Bootcamp on Tuesday.  She's tough, so we know she'll make it through, but she's also so pretty and petite that we worry about her-but that's what family is for-support and worry.  We love her and it was good to celebrate her before she left.

Wine Drinkers Wine Drinkers

It was also good to see Ashlee again.  It's been such a long time and she's lost like 80lbs.  She looks amazing-I'm going to be using her as my inspiration for my weight loss goals now-she seriously looks so great!  We also got to go to breakfast with her family the next morning.

Baby Kat

Also, I got to spend some quality time with the godkids.  Isn't this baby just the most adorable?  Splashing in the bath tub.

Falkner Family Photos

That also gave us some rushed time to get family photos before Courtney left, so we all trekked up to Ogden and visited one of my favorite parks, Beus Pond, to get some lovely photos with my camera.  It gave me some much-needed practice also.  If you missed that post, see all the photos HERE.

Beus Pond, Ogden Utah

Aside from the fun, this weekend was one full of memories and weird revelations.  Just being in Beus Pond, and Ogden in general, brings back a ton of memories for me.  MelanieGrace and I used to go wander this park in the middle of the night, trekking through ferns imagining ourselves lost in a fairyland.  We also used to put on our favorite witchy skirts and go run through the sprinklers at 2AM... I miss those days sometimes...

Before we'd gone up there this weekend I learned that my very first ex-boyfriend, from when I was 18/19 years old-the one with all the memories in Ogden, was arrested two years ago for kidnapping.  WHAT?  I mean by Utah law if he was dating a 17 year old and that minor spent the night at his place without parental consent they could actually charge him with Kidnapping-and I don't know the details but WTF.  When I found that out it made me sick-like a gut-punch to the stomach.  

In other "small-world" news... My Facebook "people you may know" section seems to be a graveyard of guys I've gone out with once or twice and then never had anything... Well I noticed one of them that I went out with in August and decided to snoop only to find out he'd recently added Kristina's niece that I know... The sister of our navy girl I mentioned earlier.  I had to know what was up and sure enough now she's dating him!  How weird is that? Small small world...

Duckie Deathstar at El Chihuahua Salt Lake City

A few weekends ago I made it out to El Chihuahua for Death Stars with Shawn, Justin, Ron and Vaugn.  It was a lot of fun to hang out with them and drink a bit.  Tomorrow night we have our monthly dinner with a few coworkers and their partners, and an old coworker we miss.  We're going for Indian food.  I'm grateful, because a good strong curry may be just what I need to burn this cold out of me.

Emma the Tortie Cat

Kitty and I are getting on a bit better.  She still drives me crazy in the morning with her meowing, and she tried to make a bolt for it when I walked out the door today and then pretty much screamed at me when I dragged her back into the apartment (what a brat!), but at least she's letting me sleep through the night now.

Tonight I'm meeting up with my French professor and Mandi and Jaek from French class.  Since our French class was canceled this semester we've decided to meet up for dinner every once in a while so we can still practice.  Tonight we're going to The Paris-I want Moules Frites!

Digital Photography by Bruce Warren Contemporary Linguistics Math Homework and Tea

Instead of French, I ended up taking Photography.  The class and this book are pretty great so far, I'm learning how to control things in my camera I didn't know before-but it's going to be a lot of work with projects every week.

Linguistics seems complicated, but so far the homework hasn't been bad.  Also, I hate Math.  My new professor (this semester) is not as good as my old one-and I'm having a harder time grasping it. Oh well.

Miss Angie at My So-Called Chaos

Also in case you missed it, I was shopping for school supplies at the school bookstore a few weeks ago and ended up getting interviewed by Fox 13!  I posted the video (and I look like a hot mess) on the blog.
My So-Called Chaos: Health & Fitness
Health NOT to Health NUT
I've gotten my health back on track!  I haven't made it to the gym yet, (trust me I tried but it being January there wasn't a single parking space or machine free!), but I did join Weight Watchers and I've been doing really well on it.  Good thing, because I finally weighed myself and I had reached a new all-time high for weight and that is no bueno.  So, you can find my health updates and information on my other blog Health NOT to Health NUT which is back up and being updated again.

Traveling Noodles

I tried these Traveling Noodles from The Londoner... Mine didn't turn out so great.  And I got horribly ill... I need to try it again soon and try and find out what it was that made me so sick in them.  My guess was the Tom Yum paste-which it turns out I don't like anyway.

Bento Box Veggies

When I went to the little Asian market by my house to get stuff for the Traveling Noodles I found this cute little Bento set-which has been awesome for taking vegetables to work with a little ranch dressing.  Since fruits and veggies are 0 points on WW, all I have to count is the ranch and that's not too bad of a meal!
My So-Called Chaos: Around the Interwebs
I reviewed a few books this month (and have reviews for the next two Saturday's scheduled also).
In case you missed it, here are some of my favorite posts from the blog this month:
$10 Starbucks Giveaway
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Color Club Miss Bliss Swatch, Color Club Beyond Swatch, ORLY MIrroball

This is the only time I painted my nails this month-sad huh?  250 bottles of nail polish and I rarely do... But this was the #PinkforLeelah mani I did using Color Club Beyond and Color Club Miss Bliss with ORLY Mirrorball over the top.  So much holo.  So pretty.

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